RMIT Design Hub is set to bring Martino Gamper’s 100 Chairs in 100 Days project to Australia this February.
January 14th, 2016
Renowned for his cross–disciplinary and culturally responsive approach to design, London-based Martino Gamper came to major acclaim with 100 Chairs in 100 Days. In this project Gamper collected disused chairs from London alleyways and friends’ homes and reassembled them — one per day — into poetic and often humorous forms. Shown in Australia for the first time, 100 Chairs in 100 Days is an experiment in transforming limitations into possibilities.
Drawing upon the history of furniture, the project has toured around the globe, with the 100th chair produced anew in each location. For this exhibition at RMIT Design Hub, Gamper will create a yet-to–be-unveiled 100th chair, fabricated within a single day and only using found materials, structures and designs.
The exhibition incorporates a workshop — in the form of an ‘ideas exchange’ — where Gamper will discuss his process–driven practice with local design researchers and practitioners.
Date: February 26 – April 9
Location: Project Rooms 1 & 2, Level 2, RMIT Design Hub, Corner Victoria & Swanston Streets, Carlton, Melbourne
Further information: designhub.rmit.edu.au
Hero Image: 100 Chairs in 100 Days, Martino Gamper, Firminy Le Corbuiser, 2011. Photography by Lionel Catelan.
Above Image:Martino Gamper, Sonet Butterfly, 2006
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